Papua New Guinea is an impoverished country rich in natural resources.
Last year, it signed a deal with Exxon Mobil for a $15bn liquefied natural gas project.
Other resources projects in PNG have been criticised for not helping local communities.
But Exxon's local partner, Oil Search, says it is striking a balance - even providing services to the local community that the national government has failed to deliver.
Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports.
Source: Al Jazeera